Thursday, October 9, 2014

Catching Every Oklahoma Sunrise

As a natural night owl, for most of my life I did not see many sunrises.  
In college, I pretty much only met a sunrise if I was staying awake all night.
Now, being a night owl still holds true...and good thing since I get off work at 5:30 in the morning, and I often see sunrises now due to my schedule.  Sometimes if I have to work late, or if I go grocery shopping after work, I am still out and about when the sun is rising.  Over the past month, I have seen some of the most beautiful sunrises, and a few wonderful sunsets, and I thought I'd share some of them with you!
As a side note:  why don't we in the English language have ONE word that can describe a sunrise and a sunset sky in the same word?  It would be a word that would change my life.
Sunrise and Thunderstorm in Midwest City, Oklahoma
This sunrise is my favorite I've seen in 2014.  When I came outside after purchasing some groceries after work, I noticed the clouds were beginning to turn into what appeared to be a very vibrant and unique sunrise.

I found the nearest parking lot with the least inhibited view to sit and watch.  

On the left side of this cloud were deep blue tones and a lot of lightning.  On the right side of this cloud, pinks and purples gradually infiltrated the sky.

Oklahoma.  This is where thunderstorms and sunrises meet.

The way the colors fade together is just perfect.  It looks like an artistic exercise in blending perfectly from one color to another with all the perfect gradual shades in between.

Sunset in Norman, Oklahoma 

Since I travel to work at different locations, I get to see sunrises and sunsets in many areas near Oklahoma City.  These pictures are from a field of wild sunflowers growing behind a business in Norman.

Various Sunrises and Sunsets in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Downtown Skyline

On our way to visit Tyler's parents, we saw this beauty.  I just can't help but to stare at these kinds of sunsets that look like dancing fire in the sky.

Are you ever just so enamored by the sunset or sunrise sky that you have to just stop and stare for a little while?  Maybe even watch it in its entirety and transitions?

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  1. Wow, all of these sunsets are stunning! There's nothing quite like the wide open skies in the Midwest. Gorgeous!

  2. Sunrises and sunsets are pretty amazing, aren't they? From the beginning of time till now, people have been saying that, and it's still true. We don't get to see them too much here because of the skyscrapers!

  3. Wow, these are gorgeous!!! I can't imagine getting off work at 5:30 am, though. I wouldn't be able to handle that!


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